Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 17th/18th June Edition

As is traditional, we’re bringing you another roundup of the upcoming Roller Derby this weekend from across the world. As always, we’re using Flat Track Stats for much of this information – for regions with less good coverage, we also do a bit of intensive searching using a tool which scans the Facebook events of Roller Derby leagues known to Derby Listing.

Predictions of bouts are from FTS, if possible, and from our own SRD Rank where FTS cannot make predictions (for example: Latin America, or non-MRDA men’s bouts). Our new SRD Rank for June is out – the fourth for this year, with this years’ redesigned interface, allowing you to browse historical rankings for the last 10 years, view a map of all the active teams, select by country, gender, and get predictions of scores. (It also has some WFTDA rankings, including the 31 May ranking, as well as SRDRank.)

If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know! [Or add yourselves to FTS and/or Derbylisting]

Scotland

This weekend Scotland has all the action at home:

  • Dundee sees Dundee Roller Girls host a double header, DRG A playing the Dolly Rockits of Leicestershire[FTS], and Dundee B taking on Scarborough Slammers, in the latters’ first ever public game! [FTS] [EVENT]

UK

British Champs is having a quiet time, with just one fixture:

  • Bristol hosts the Tier 1 fixtures with a triple header: the hosts versus Tiger Bay Brawlers, Birmingham Blitz Dames against Leeds Roller Derby, and London Rollergirls B playing Middlesbrough Roller Derby. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Norwich, Norfolk hosts the Tier 3 East, with hosts Norfolk Brawds playing Bedfordshire’s Rebellion Roller Derby; Surrey Roller Girls playing Hell’s Belles of Hertfordshire [FTS Tournament][EVENT] – this event is a late addition, as no-one had added it to FTS.
  • Sunday, Milton Keynes, and the Concrete Cows host the Tier 3 West, playing Hallam Hellcats, whilst Sheffield Steel Rollergirls bout Nottingham Roller Girls [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s not a lot going on, outside of one big event!:

  • Manchester: all four Greater Manchester leagues (Manchester Roller Derby, Rainy City Roller Derby, Knights of Oldham and Arcadia Roller Derby) are coming together for a massive derby event in support of the victims of the Manchester bombing, via raising money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund [EVENT]
  • Portsmouth: Portsmouth Roller Wenches are hosting a double-header against Oxford Roller Derby: A v A [FTS] and B v B [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Newcastle: Tyne and Fear Roller Derby host (we assume the Men’s) Team Nederland for a double header, as the Netherlands team plays Tyne and Fear A and B! [EVENT]

  • Queensferry, Flintshire: North Wales Roller Derby invite everyone to a skate party at Deeside Skate Park! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bradford: Aire Force One host a small, private artistic skating session, with limited numbers. We guess this might be sold out now, but it sounds interesting! [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, with the French National Tournament ended for the year (Toulouse taking the championship for the first time, last weekend), there’s less tournaments this weekend:

  • Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylä Roller Derby host the Final for the Pohjola Cup 2016/7 

    • Kuopio Roller Derby and Seinäjoki Roller Derby play for Bronze
    • Jyväskylä Blockbusters and Ylivieska’s Riverdale Rollers play for the Gold and the trophy!

    [FTS Tournament][EVENT] (FTS favours the Blockbusters for the Championship) 

  • Friday, Le Havre, France: Roller Derby Le Havre host an intake and introduction to roller derby day [EVENT]
  • Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille host an amazing quadruple-header! [EVENT]
    • Lille Men’s (Les Barbiers de Sevices) play Rennes’ Bonhommes [FTS]
    • Roller Derby Arras’ Purple 2.0 play Rennes B, Les Villaines [FTS]
    • “Sbrrraronnes von Blade” (Switchblade Lille A/B mix) play “Déferlaines” (Rennes A/B mix)
    • Lille C (Smashing Machetes) play Rennes C (Mortal Condates) [FTS]
  • Annecy, France: Annecy Roller Derby host a double header, Annecy Brütales Deluxe against the exhibition team Les Mères-Royaume of Leman’Wheels/GVA Roller Derby [FTS], and Les Sales Gosses of the Rhône-Alpes playing Team Friends, an exhibition team [EVENT]
  • Gent, Belgium: GO-GO Gent Roller Derby are holding an end-of-season triple header, with Gent B (the Cubs), Brussels Derby Pixies B (Atomium Kittens) and Antwerp’s One Love B (Pack of Destiny) all playing each other. [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • Essen, Germany: Ruhrpott Roller Derby host Namur Roller Derby (in a change to their scheduled event). [FTS][EVENT]
  • Limerick, Eire: Limerick Roller Derby host their own triple header round robin, with the hosts, Belfast Roller Derby and Brighton Rockers Roller Derby all playing each other. [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • Örebro, Sweden: Örebro Roller Derby host a double header, with Stockholm’s C-Stars visiting to play the hosts [FTS], and Norrköping B (Blockwork Orange) taking on Västerås Roller Derby [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Cork, Ireland: Cork City Firebirds are hosting a double header open-subscription scrimmage (the two bouts being “Cherry Popper” and “Advanced”). [EVENT]
  • Borås, Sweden: Stitch City Rollers are hosting a “syjunta” – a meeting where people sew, knit and embroider whilst also discussing topics and socialising. The topic of the syjunta is LGBTQIA inclusion in sports, especially with reference to Roller Derby. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Chambery, France: Les Chamber’Hyennes host a triple header round robin, against Lyon Association Roller Derby B, and the Taxider’biches (Thonon B) [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Paris, France: La Boucherie de Paris host a double header, La Carcasse (Boucherie C) vs Les P’tites Frappes (Lutece Destroyueses B) [FTS] and La Barbaque (Boucherie B) against Paris Roller Girls’ “Recruits” [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Amiens, France: The Rolling Candies host a mixed open scrimmage, with Amiens A and B, plus skaters who apply, forming two teams to play out the end of the season. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Växjö, Sweden: Växjö Roller Derby host an intake day for those wanting to join. [EVENT]
  • and on Monday (19th), Lisbon, Portugal: Lisboa Roller Derby Troopers have their open day [EVENT]
  • Special mention to:

    • Philadelphia, USA: Philly Roller Derby host Stockholm Roller Derby, who are touring the USA starting with this game. The bout seems to be closed?, but has an entry on [FTS]. (FTS and SRD Rank think this is pretty close, with the hosts advantage)
    • Seattle, USA: Rat City Rollergirls are hosting London Rollergirls [FTS] as part of a double header (also featuring junior derby from Seattle Derby Brats). [EVENT] (FTS and SRD Rank strongly favour London.)
    • Monday, Salt Lake City, USA : Wasatch Roller Derby host Trondheim, Norway’s Nidaros Roller Derby ![FTS][EVENT] (FTS favours the hosts significantly; SRD Rank thinks it’s closer.)

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand, it’s pretty quiet…:

  • Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong Roller Derby host their first ever public bout, against the Pan-Asian Spring Rollers. We wrote a bit about this here. [FTS][EVENT]
  • Wauchope, NSW, Australia: Port Macquarie Roller Derby host a bout, with their Breakwall Brawlers competing against Northern Beaches Roller Girls’ Sirens [FTS][EVENT] (FTS favours the hosts)
  • New Plymouth, New Zealand: Taranaki Roller Corps host a bout, with their Rumble Bees taking on Whanganui’s West Coast Bombers [FTS][EVENT]
  • Friday, Runaway Bay, Queensland, Australia: East Coast Derby Dolls hold their regular recruitment/intake night (also on Wednesday) [EVENT]
  • Saturday, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia: Coastal Assassins Roller Derby are holding an intake day [EVENT]
  • Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby are holding a bingo night! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Footscray, Victoria, Australia: WestSide Derby Dollz are also holding an intake/tryout day [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, there’s only a few things going on, but one of them is a tournament, and we all know how big tournaments are in Latin America:

  • Temperly, Argentina: Dirty Fucking Dolls host the Torneo Sucio (II), a 4 day tournament from Saturday to Tuesday! The tournament has Men’s, “B”, and “C” tiers, featuring: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Mens: Thunder Quads (Buenos Aires), Wonderclan (Men) (north Buenos Aires), Coquena’s Fighters (Jujuy), Jimmy Rustlers (Buenos Aires) and Survival Crew (Córdoba, Argentina)
    • B: Dirty Fucking Dolls (Temperly), Alianza Rebelde (La Plata, Buenos Aires), Hiedras Venenosas (Córdoba), Pibas (2×4 Roller Derby B) (Buenos Aires), Lado Oscuro (Mendoza) , Volcanicas (south Buenos Aires), NERD
    • C: Hienas de la Calle (Neuquén), Motherfuckers (Pergamino), Mortal Kollas (Jujuy), Cosmicclan (Wonderclan B), Brujas (Bahía Blanca), Santa’s Hell (Santa Fe, Argentina), Desalmadas (Avellaneda), Fawkes (Merlo, Buenos Aires), Mandrágoras (General Roca), Barderas Insurrectas (Neuquén), Rotten Vicious Dolls (DFD B) and Maldita Lisiadas (Salta)!
  • Caleta Oliva, Argentina: Oliva Salvaje Roller Derby are hosting their own triple header round robin, against Comodoro Roller Derby (of Comodoro Rivadavia) and Puerto Madryn Roller Derby [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bogota, Colombia: the 4th District Tournament continues, with Bogota Bone Breakers hosting: Rock N Roller Queens play Bogota Bone Breakers, and Central Derby D.C. play Queens B in the Women’s tier; Maquina del Mal play Legión in the men’s. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

This section is quiet again…

 

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